Bassu Salon & Aesthetics
Bassu Salon & Aesthetics

Our Staff

Bassu's staff are highly-trained, experienced and dedicated to your beauty and the success of our business.

Leslie Hochstrasser


Bassu Owner


My name is Leslie Hochstrasser. I am the proud owner of Bassu Salon. I am from Helena, Montana. In my earlier years I moved away to a few bigger cities and always found myself moving back to my hometown of Helena.
I attended Maddio's Cosmetology College in 1995. My training has been with L'Oreal Professional,  Aveda, Schwarzkopf, Redken, Kevin Murphy, Peter Coppola, and Brazilian Blowout. Pash Lashes, Armelia Jewel Lash and Brow. Skin Scripts Chemical Peels/Skin, Comfort Zone Skin, Aveda Skin, and Rezenerate Nano Facial.


Certificates in Hair Color, Hair Cutting, 2 Keratin Straightening Treatments, Hair/Lash Extensions, Facial/Body Waxing, Certified MUA (Makeup Artist), PMU (Permanent Makeup), Microblading, and Tatoo Removal. Extra training in Advanced Aesthetics (Skin Care) as well as Aroma Therapy.


M: 406.475.2910

Veronica Soth



I am a seasoned stylist with over 20 years of experience and advanced training. Hailing from the Seattle area, I've had the opportunity  to develop my skills in some of the most influential  salons in the PNW. My inspiration for hair fashion evolves from a variety of artistict mediums, including photography, and painting.  My foundation in art allows me to confidently translate my clients vision for their hair, with creativity and functionality. I am creatively influenced by trends but believe the foundation for a great haircut begins with a firm understanding of classic techniques. I specialize in luxury bespoke blonding services, balayage and color correction. 

My continuing education for 2018 includes:

Business of Balayage Essentials, Business of Balayage Advanced, NICKEDUCATION Bootcamp Basics with Nick Berardi.

Check out my photographic portfolio on Instagram @veronicajeanhair


M: 360.739.0271

Toni Thomas

Makeup Artist / Aesthetics  


Toni Thomas is an award-winning beauty industry professional, international beauty educator, author of several beauty industry books, and a master esthetician specializing in advanced skincare techniques including the newest beauty treatment, Plasma Fibro-blasting, a non-invasive procedure that is a unique alternative to a cosmetic facelift.. Her makeup artistry has been featured in several fashion publications, on the runway of New York Fashion Week and on national television for Fox News Network. As a beauty industry leader, she has spent her entire career working in and around the beauty business as well as the beauty education arena. 



Josha Crawford

Makeup Artist / Aesthetics 


Josha Crawford is a Licensed Esthetican and Master Makeup Artist. This vibrant young woman was born and raised in Helena, MT and has over 10 years experience in the beauty industry. She trained at 'The Salon Professional Academy' in Great Falls and has continued to stay on top of her education becoming a master makeup artist and well versed esthetician.

Her skills and knowledge and love for this industry have been utilized in a spa and clinical setting, and as a highly trained professional in makeup artist.  
Josha is committed to providing her clients with the best skincare products available as well as top quality care.



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Phone: 406-422-4205 406-422-4205



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Bassu Salon & Aesthetics 

1075 N Rodney St Suite 106

Helena, MT 59601

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